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HELP: Computer Questions: Campus Login Help

Answers to some of your computer questions.

Campus Login Help

Are you confused about how to login to Campus E-mail, VIP: Vulcan Information Portal, or Desire2Learn (D2L)?

(Note: If you need help accessing library resources, go to: Problems with Off-Campus Access to Library Resources.)

Here's what you need:

  • For Campus E-mail or VIP: Vulcan Information Portalyou need:
    • Cal U username (first 3 letters of your last name + 4 random numbers)
    • Password (The campus gives you a random one for your first login. You should then change it.)

  • For Desire2Learnyou need:
    • Cal U username (First 3 letters of your last name + 4 random numbers)
    • Password (follow directions in the email sent to you, or generate using the "Forgot Password" option in D2L)

Having trouble locating some of this information? Follow these steps for help!

  1. Do you already have a Cal U username and password? (first 3 letters of your last name + 4 random numbers)
    • Yes, but I can't login to my e-mail. Go to Step 4
    • No? Continue with Step 2

  2. Do you already know your Campus Wide ID Number (CWID)?
    • Yes? Go to Step 3
    • No? Look at the bottom of your acceptance letter.

  3. How to get your Cal U username and password:
    • Go to Get Your Campus Username and Password
    • Enter your Campus Wide ID Number (CWID), First Name, Last Name, and 8 digit birthday (mmddyyyy).
    • Your Cal U username and a random password will be displayed.
    • Use this to login to the campus e-mail.
    • You should immediately change your password to something you can remember--but is not easy for someone to guess!
    • Don't use actual dictionary words or personal names. Including numbers makes your password stronger.
    • Need help changing your password? Go to Step 5.

  4. If your Cal U username and password are not working (or you have forgotten your password):
    • Contact the UTech Help Desk at 724-938-5911 or by e-mail.
    • They will reset your account if you cannot remember your password.

  5. How to change your Cal U e-mail password:
    • Go to Check Email
    • Login using your Cal U username (first 3 letters of your last name + 4 random numbers)
    • In the upper right-hand corner, click on "Options" > "Change Your Password" > and enter the information.
    • Click on the "Save" button (lower right-hand corner).

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